Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

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Choirs

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster It's been a while since I've sat in a Rejoice Choir rehearsal, but I have seen it in action: the room tingles with energy as Lisa Bond and Kelly Harrington conduct song after song, some joyful and upbeat, others with a more somber tone. Every song [...]

Second Graders

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Second graders love order and structure, and might start becoming more cautious, perfectionist or risk-avoidant than they were last year at this time. As they learn to navigate what they like and dislike, friends change quickly, and that's okay. At church, we try to meet them [...]

Fourth Graders

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Fourth graders are great: they are developing listening and speaking skills so they are more ready and interested in meaningful discussions at church. They can't sit still for long, but our Sunday morning for fourth graders is divided up into worship (with prayers and songs and a [...]

5th and 6th Graders

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster I personally love the time I get to spend with the 5th and 6th graders. Developmentally they are expressive, talkative, love explaining things, and once they do calm down enough to listen they are beginning to trust one another enough to share some of the tender [...]

Ages Three–Four

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Three and four year-olds at Kenilworth Union Church are invited into God's love through song, story, and prayer. In chapel, they learn Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments and sing classic children's worship songs. In early childhood, three and four year-olds are learning to [...]

Learning Scripture by Heart

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster At school, third graders are building important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, as well as multiplication, division, and fractions. Physiological and neurological changes in most third graders bring about an increase in physical stamina, attention, and memory. Because of this they are also ready for [...]

A Moment for Wilderness

Holy Spirit in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, First Presbyterian Church of Ely, Minnesota, Sanctuary. By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster There are a thousand things I love about Kenilworth Union Church, but from the very beginning, this was at the top of my list: Wilderness Confirmation. Not all [...]

2018-08-23T12:44:09+00:00Church Stories, Youth Ministry|

Children’s Prayers in The Snow

  By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Are you feeling cooped up in the snow? Are you feeling the post-Christmas blues? Are you wondering how to connect with God in the middle of winter? Here are my top five ideas for exploring spirituality with your children in the winter. ​ Go for a meditative winter [...]

2018-02-15T04:28:28+00:00Children, Church Stories|

Children’s Ministry Visioning Day

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster As we dream for the future, deepening our ministry to children and their families, change is afoot. After our November 11 Children’s Ministry visioning day, we have a clear mandate to develop new programs, strengthen existing ones, and design new curriculum for our ministry to children​ and families​. [...]

2017-12-18T10:08:55+00:00Children, Church Stories|

A Recklessly-In-Love Mama

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster I’ll lead with my favorite part of this story as a recklessly-in-love mama: Harrison Lancaster will be baptized during 10:30 a.m. worship on Thanksgiving day. But here’s the invitation I really want you to hear: maybe you (or your child) would also desire to be baptized on Thanksgiving [...]

2017-11-11T12:07:54+00:00Children, Church Stories|